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Titanic Unseen

Titanic and Her Contemporaries - Images from the Bell and Kempster Albums

By Senan Molony, Steve Raffield

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Two unpublished photograph albums offer an unrivalled glimpse into the history and world of Titanic The work of two passionate photographers, Philip Bell and John W. Kempster, offer insights into what it meant to build, deploy and operate the great White Star ships in the era of Titanic. Kempster was a director at Harland & Wolff and Bell was a White Star officer. Their important photographs reveal intimate details of life on-board ships of the period, including the surging spectacle and excitement of a launch, lazy days of a long homeward haul from Australia, and the ever-present dangers of an industrial shipyard. RMS Titanic was from the gene pool of an ever-strengthening fleet of vessels that eventually extended to a globe-girdling enterprise. These rare pictures, from a pair of extraordinary albums. SELLING POINTS: A rich feast of astounding Titanic and Titanic-era imagery Complemented by detailed captions and a wealth of novel material New and rare images of Titanic and many of her contemporary vessels, as well as key officers and crew from the maiden voyage Featuring sea-going scenes and life aboard her White Star sister vessels, including the inauguration of the Olympic Harland and Wolff executives and shipwrights and White Star Line principals A colour section showcasing Titanic treasures and artefacts Compiled by expert author Senan Molony with Steve Raffield AUTHOR Senan Molony is the Political Editor of the Irish Daily Mail and the author of a number of historical works, including several books on the RMS Titanic and related ships. He is also author of 'Lusitania: An Irish Tragedy,' and has appeared in many TV and radio maritime documentaries. 160 b/w, 24 colour illustrations

Product code: 9780750967174

ISBN 9780750967174
Publisher The History Press Ltd
No. Of Pages 144
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H250xW250
Titanic was meant to be another success in a litany of past glories for the White Star Line. Weaving together images from the evocative albums of White Star crew member Philip Bell and Harland & Wolff engineer John Kempster, it is a revelatory portrait of this iconic vessel.